King Issues 4 Royal Decrees including Restructuring Ministry of Works and Municipalities
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued 4 decrees (50), (51), (52) and (53) for 2019.
Editorial: Between the Destitute and the Executed
You have stained your hands with our blood to the extent that we hate the sight or mention of your name. You have made us fall in despair, not from a change in our conditions, which is deemed a sinful form of despair, but despair of expecting anything good from your dismal face. Your face doesn’t bode goodness or exude even a false ray of hope. How dark and tyrannical you are!
King Hamad Issues Decree Restructuring Supreme Judiciary Council
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Decree 40/2019 restructuring the Supreme Judiciary Council.
King Hamad Dismisses President of Jaffaria Endowments after his Conflict with Royal Court
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa dismissed president of the Jaffaria Endowments (Waqf) Directorate Mohsen Al-Asfour after a conflict with the royal court.
Al-Saleh Appointed as Jaffari Endowments President after Al-Saleh, Al-Hajiri Remains President of Sunni Endowments
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Order 32/2019 restructuring the Sunni and Jaffari endowments councils.
King Approves General State Budget
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa approved general state budget 2019-2020.
Bahrain and the Deal of the Century: King of Dirty Missions
A full month hasn’t passed yet since the Entrepreneurship Congress that was held last April and Bahrain has already announced hosting the US-organized economic workshop in June, as a part of a plan dubbed the “Deal of the Century”. Why is it always Bahrain?
King Hamad Gives Green Light to Security Agencies to be Strict with Tweeters
Bahrain Press Association (BPA) issued in May its annual report for 2018 entitled "Bahrain, the Kingdom of Closed Doors".
5-Year Jail Term and Penalty for Anyone who Sympathizes, Promotes or Encourages Terrorist Acts
Bahrain incriminated yesterday all forms of showing sympathy, in any way, with terrorist acts that take place inside or outside Bahrain. It also incriminated all forms of possessing, personally or through another person, a document or record that shows sympathy or justifies the terrorist acts whether inside or outside Bahrain.
Interior Ministry Accuses Adel Marzouq of "Spreading Sedition"
Ministry of Interior accused head of the Bahrain Press Association Adel Marzouq of "spreading sedition" over publishing his views on social media outlets, indicating that it will take legal measures against him.
Bahrain Adheres to Principles of Repression, No Reconciliation in the Horizon
The meeting chaired by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa immediately upon his arrival from a foreign tour was not surprising, but the joint meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet) and Supreme Defense Council added a security dimension to the event.
Dr. Kassim Omran: Two Sick Decades
The last two decades have been a steep slope in the history of public health in Bahrain since the establishment of health services in the country. Health services have deteriorated due to a number of issues.
Bahrain Signs Deals Worth $2 billion with French Companies: Reuters
Bahrain has signed 12 agreements and memoranda of understanding with French companies and institutions worth $2 billion, Bahrain news agency (BNA) reported on Monday.
Emirati Minister Visits Bahrain, Meets King Hamad
The Emirati Minister of Interior Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited Bahrain and met King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Al Nahyan visited one of the malls with his Bahraini counterpart.
Royal Decree Stipulates Formation of Health Insurance Fund
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued Royal Decree 36/2019 stipulating the formation of the Health Insurance Fund.
King Hamad Appoints Seven Officials in Senior Posts
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa issued on Sunday (March 31, 2019) a number of royal decrees appointing new officials in senior posts in ministers and governmental bodies.
Hussein Yousif: About the Inviolable “Self” of the King
The first direct encounter I had with him was before the inauguration, in 1995/1996, in the presence of the late Minister of Industry Yousuf Al-Shirawi. Hamad bin Isa was the Crown Prince at the time.
Editorial: Who Should We Get Angry at?
Amid heaps of worries and hardships faced by Bahrainis, and the series of piled up bad news, Bahrainis were hit by the announcement that the House of Representatives approved on March 19, 201), the deduction of 230 million BD from the Unemployment Fund to finance the voluntary retirement program.
Abbas Al-Murshid: Why I Didn’t Trust the King?
After about a year of this bitter image, and particularly on November 22, 2000, the outlines of the “National Action Charter” started to appear as a political project aimed at ending the endeavors of the 1990s constitutional uprising (1994-2001).
My Letter to the King of Bahrain: Dia’a Ayyad
I don’t know what to write. I address you on the twentieth anniversary of your coronation and I am totally surprised at your speech on democracy, freedom, justice, co-existence and similar terms and concepts.